One week ago today, the East Coast was dealing with destructive storm surge, flooding rain and damaging wind associated with Superstorm Sandy.

Clean-up efforts are ongoing in portions of New York and New Jersey that absorbed the worst of Sandy's impacts.

The last thing anyone in those locales need is another strong coastal storm. And yet, it's looking increasingly likely that another one is on its way.

Forecasters are monitoring the possibility that a strong Nor' Easter will track up the East Coast Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday. Another storm would mean more coastal flooding, more powerful winds and more rain in areas that certainly do not need it.

And it could mean some snow for Central Maryland depending on the storm's track.

Here's a breakdown of the looming Nor'Easter with more updates to follow as Wednesday approaches.

This won't be Sandy, part II

This isn't going to be another Sandy, which was a once-in-a-generation storm in both size and scope. Sandy was tropical in origin. This Nor'Easter is a classic winter storm setup all the way. Sure, that could mean tropical storm-force gusts and the potential for coastal flooding along the shore. But it will be nothing like what we saw from Sandy.


This forecast isn't a slam-dunk

The National Weather Service's Baltimore-Washington forecast office's latest discussion on the storm shows the possible results for the Mid-Atlantic:

"The Euro remains the furthest west of the models with the low center placement. In addition, the Euro is colder in the upper levels, which may cause some ptype issues in the track holds."

In other words, snow can't be ruled out with this storm, but the Euro isn't the only model we have to look at. The NAM model keeps the storm further east, which might spare the area the heaviest precipitation. A winter coastal storm's forecast track is critical to how much precipitation we see and what precipitation type. All of that is very much up for discussion.

The great snow debate

The National Weather Service does have snow in its forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday. The higher elevation areas of Frederick and Carroll Counties have the best chance of seeing the first legitimate snow of the season.

The NWS forecast has the precipitation starting as all rain Wednesday before switching over to a mix of rain and snow Wednesday night and Thursday before the storm moves away from the region. The projected lows are in the mid-30s Wednesday night, so any snow that falls is not likely to accumulate.

Baltimore meteorologist Justin Berk backs up that forecast in his latest update.

The WBAL forecast has a huge question mark on it, so perhaps we are being presumptive.

I know snow in the forecast gets everyone worked up - for various reasons - so you can expect more updates on this storm as the forecast becomes clearer. Still a lot of questions at this point.